Definition of Arafura Sea

1. Noun. A part of the western Pacific Ocean to the north of Australia and to the south of New Guinea and the eastern islands of Indonesia.

Group relationships: Pacific, Pacific Ocean
Generic synonyms: Sea



Lexicographical Neighbors of Arafura Sea

Arabness
Arabo-
Arabophobia
Arabs
Araby
Aracaju
Aracanese
Araceae
Arachis
Arachis hypogaea
Arachne
Arachnia
Arachosia
Aracuna
Arafat
Arafura Sea (current term)
Aragon
Aragon Strip
Aragonese
Araguaia
Araguaia River
Araguaya
Araguaya River
Aragvi
Arakanese
Araki
Araks
Aral Sea
Arales
Aralia elata

Literary usage of Arafura Sea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Islands of the Southern Seas: Hawaii, Samoa, New Zealand, Tasmania by Michael Myers Shoemaker (1898)
"During the passage of the Arafura Sea, seven hundred miles, no land is in sight. It has taken the ship nearly three days to cover the distance, during which ..."

2. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1884)
"We must " not only send our meat to England, but to India, and to the islands terming with population in the Indian Ocean and the Arafura Sea. ..."

3. A Boy's Adventures in the Wilds of Australia: Or, Herbert's Note-book by William Howitt (1855)
"Not satisfied with that, he named a great tract of country facing the Arafura Sea, and stretching from fifteen to twenty degrees south latitude, ..."

4. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"We left Somerset on the 8th, and proceeded across the Arafura Sea to the Am Islands, ... We found no depth in the Arafura Sea greater than 50 fathoms, ..."

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